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August 01, 2005

Recess Games

I think at this point my opinion on John Bolton is much like Will Ferrel's reaction, playing George W. Bush, to the Elian Gonzalez controversy: "I don't give a rat's ass."

But I guess this is a big enough story that I guess I'm obligated to have an opinon, so I'll borrow Roger L. Simon's, who responds, in response to partisan hacks who say Bolton's just too damn rude and intemperate: "Good." (Well, that's the gist.)

No doubt diplomacy is important, but the message from the left seems that diplomacy is chiefly making nice-nice. There is that, of course, but there's also need for the hard word. And sometimes the big stick.

The State Department is full of nice-nice pussies. I'm sure there are a lot of guys there who could really assist with planning a wedding or putting together a really cool photo-collage of Brad Pitt. And that's just swell, but once in a while you need a guy who doesn't get a weekly no-shine buff manicure.

It will be a useful corrective, I think, to have one guy as ambassador who doesn't list "fawning obsequiousness" as bullet point number one in his skill-set.


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